Careers

With finely honed skills in critical analysis and expository writing, Luther philosophy majors excel in a number of fields. Their deep engagement with philosophical problems and rigorous thinking is put to good use with nonprofit, counseling, and social service organizations.

Many philosophy majors continue their studies in graduate school and eventually obtain careers in law, the clergy, the media, and as professors in colleges and universities. Recent Luther philosophy graduates have found employment in the following fields:

  • law (attorney, judge, law clerk)
  • clergy (chaplain program director, priest)
  • social services (counselor, therapist, social services coordinator)
  • education (high school teacher; English, philosophy, and psychology professor)
  • media (author, news editor, radio producer) human relations coordinator
  • librarian
  • AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers

View more information about Careers for Philosophers (PDF). See American Philosophy Association's website for more career insights "A Non-Academic Career?"

Recent employers of Luther philosophy graduates include:

  • Fund for the Public Interest (Denver, CO)
  • TeamQuest Corporation (Osage, IA)
  • Opportunity Homes (Lake Elmo, MN)
  • Applied Ecological Services (WI)
  • various school districts  

Luther College aggressively tracks the career paths and outcomes of its graduates, from employment to graduate school to postgraduate service. Visit our Recent Grad Statistics page to learn more.

Also of interest: Luther Career Center